Strengthening Your Reentry Program Evaluation Through Primary Data Collection
April 28, 2022
Many reentry program evaluations cannot rely on existing data to answer key research questions and may need to collect primary data. Getting started with a primary data collection effort can be daunting, given the number of options that are available.
This webinar shares best practices from evaluation experts with the Evaluation and Sustainability Training and Technical Assistance (ES TTA) team at RTI International and the Center for Court Innovation as well as local research partners currently evaluating a BJA-funded reentry program. Guidance is provided on key decisions that need to be made, including what data need to be collected, from whom, when, and how, and tips on designing your data collection instrument and developing and implementing data collection protocols.
- Christine Lindquist, Director, Corrections and Reentry Research Program, and Samuel Scaggs, Research Criminologist, RTI International
- Ryan Spohn, Director, and Michael Campagna, Research Associate, Nebraska Center for Justice Research, University of Nebraska at Omaha